Intestinal Mucoid Carcinoma in a 12-year-old MN Jack Russell Terrier: Our Case Of the Month May 2017
Top-notch imaging and straight shooting was the course of action in this exemplary example of "if it's sick it needs a probe" by Rebekah Jakum, CVT/ARDMS/RVT owner of Pennsylvania Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound. Ultrasound, FNA with telecytology leading to an expedited diagnosis, surgery and chemo are giving this little dog a chance. Thank you to Dr. Kubala of Littlestown Veterinary Hospital for managing this case.
A 12-year-old, MN, Jack Russell terrier was presented for vomiting and weight loss. Radiographs revealed an abnormal gas pattern.
An annular, small intestinal mass was noted in the patient with focal areas of mineralization suggestive for intestinal carcinoma. This appeared partly obstructive. The intestinal mass appeared to be in the mid-small intestine/jejunum region. The mass measured approximately 1.5 to 2 cm.
Many thanks to Pennsylvania Veterinary Mobile Ultrasound for providing these beautiful ultrasound images along with some great needle work ensuring diagnostic cytology results.